Oude Gueuze | Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

1,294 Ratings
Oude GueuzeOude Gueuze

Brewed by:
Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is the result of blending different lambics of different ages. The second fermentation takes place inside the bottles and therefore they are stored for minimum six months in constant temperature kept cellars.

Added by Todd on 10-21-2001

For Trade:
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,294 |  Reviews: 506
Photo of mnphish
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12.7 fl oz. bottle into a snifter.
a fairly murky light amber-gold body with a small head that lasts a while.
Smells very tart like sour apples, lemon, vinegar, and funk.
Tastes extremely sour and I absolutely love it. Lemon, sour apple, white grape, and earthy funk. No metallic taste.
Mouthfeel is medium and is carbonated perfectly with lots of fizz. It's got that bubbly champagne mouthfeel.
I would really like to drink this beer again.

 455 characters

Photo of Seaba
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of nickfran
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of NSK79
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled October 2012

A: Pours a very slightly hazy medium to dark golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and just a touch of orange highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall sudsy but slightly fizzy off-white head that quickly reduces to a mottled extremely thin film covering about half of the surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong sour aromas with some barnyard funkiness and just a touch of yeast.

T: Moderate amounts of sourness upfront with some light to moderate flavors of vinegar, white wine, white grapes, apple, lemon/citrus, and oak. There is also a light presence of yeast + funkiness in the taste and relatively little bitterness.

M: Just heavier than light bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and viscous with some light to moderate amounts of acidic prickliness in the finish.

O: There is a decent amount of complexity to the smell and the taste of this beer that only increases as the beer warms up. This beer is not too sour for the style so is pretty approachable even for folks new to the style. Just enough funkiness to keep it interesting. Relatively easy to drink, especially for the style.

 1,264 characters

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Cvescalante
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of gtermi
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of alelover
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of GreyGhost4
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of leinie13
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

330ml corked bottle served in a flute glass.

A: Poursva yellow to orange golden color. Clear. Forms a medium fizzy and small bubbled white yo yellow head. Medium to low retention and only few lacings left in the glass

S: Very fruity and tart in the nose. Apple cider, sweet grains and Lambic yeasts, mainly. Some notes of oak

T: Slightly sweet grains upfront. Very fruity with strong notes of apples. Vinegar. Strong notes of oak. Slightly metallic. Strong earthy notes of Lambic yeasts

M: Light body. High carbonation. Tart and fruity aftertaste

O: Easydrinking beer. Great Gueuze specimen. Recommended

 608 characters

Photo of Seanniek91
4.76/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Served from a 12.7oz bottle into an Allagash coolship glass.

Appearance- Golden/orange with a quick bubbly white head. Lots of carbonation.

Smell- I don't even have to stick my nose up to it to smell the funkiness. Meyer lemon. Vinegar. Some vanilla oakiness. Sweet grapefruit.

Taste- Oh wow thats tart. Getting goosebumps. Lots of lemon and grapefruit. Not vinegary tasting. Some oakiness. Very earthy funkiness.

Mouthfeel- Very carbonated, but not as much as certain other geuzes I've had. Super crisp with an awesome mouth-cleansing finish.

Overall- This is a damn fine geuze. I would get it more often, but it is slightly more expensive than Tilquin or even 3 Fontenine. This will be a nice treat every now and then.

 726 characters

Photo of Trio2shine
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of DmanGTR
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of boot11222
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of DaveAnderson
4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is almost a perfect beer. It's so clean and bright. It is not particularly carbonated, but right away comes that wonderful barnyard smell. The acid is great! It's like drinking a funky lemon, but with a bitter kick at the end.

I could drink this every day.

 262 characters

Photo of Spiderpig
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of HabiMendes
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a wonderful beer. The exuberance of the appearance starts at the bottle, but of course we are interested in the beer itself - it is a semi-shiny amber, with a well-defined white neck and strong visible carbonation.

The aroma makes clear the presence of the fruity aroma of many nuances that blend together. The taste is of strong presence, highly carbonated and sour. Exactly what I would expect from it.

What a good experience!

 435 characters

Photo of GrindFatherBob
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of AlexFields
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Oude Gueuze from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
4.21 out of 5 based on 1,294 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More